Aggressive programmes to treat HIV-positive people using highly active antiretroviral therapy could reduce the number of new HIV cases by as much as 60 percent, according to a study published on Tuesday in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, Toronto's Globe and Mail reports.
HIV/AIDS funding to low- and middle-income countries reached a record level in 2007, according to a new report by UNAIDS.
Failure to properly manage HIV/AIDS strategies for employees has led to some workplace programmes being closed down because audits have revealed unacceptable costs.
South African AIDS patients in Durban are under siege from drug addicts who rob them of their antiretroviral treatment to get high, the provincial health department said Wednesday.
To keep the army active, circumcision will be gradual. The soldiers in the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) will be the first men to benefit from a government policy to use male circumcision as a tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS, according to senior health officials.
AIDS activists say the fight against HIV/AIDS is being impeded by a shortage of health workers and limited funds. Hundreds of them marched to Capitol Hill to demand more money to fund HIV/AIDS projects.
- Gender Based Violence and HIV - Anneke Meerkotter, Roundtable 2nd Wits HIV/AIDS in the workplace research symposium
- Mental health matters: HIV/AIDS and women in the South African public health sector - Dr René Brandt, Aids and Society Research Unit, UCT, Roundtable, 4th Public Health Association of South Africa Conference, Cape Town, 2 June 2008
- HIV Testing Practices: Rights and Realities - Johanna Kehler, AIDS Legal Network (ALN)
A 2006 study by the Joint Economic AIDS and Poverty Programme revealed that business owners regarded HIV/AIDS as only ninth out of a list of 10 concerns facing their businesses. Many entrepreneurs are too busy focusing on those businesses to devote time or money to educating staff about the disease.